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County’s Swing Status Gets National Attention

By Potomac Local News July 9, 2012 7:14 pm

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A television crew surrounds Fox News Channel anchor Bret Baier in Occoquan during a live news show on July 9, 2012. (Photo: Bryanna Altman)

A television crew surrounds Fox News Channel anchor Bret Baier in Occoquan during a live news show on July 9, 2012. (Photo: Bryanna Altman)

OCCOQUAN, Va. – The Fox News Network was in Virginia’s Potomac Communities today showcasing area landmarks for an evening news show.

The network’s “Special Report with Bret Baier” broadcasted live from Maddigan’s Waterfront Grill in Occoquan from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday. The hour-long show came to Prince William County because the jurisdiction has been called a “swing county” that could determine or predict who will the presidency in the November General Election.

Baier visited the entrance to Quantico Marine Corps Base, Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center in Woodbridge, and Georgio’s Restaurant in Montclair, covering topics such as what impact downsizing the federal government would have on workers in Prince William, a ordinance passed in 2007 that’s since been changed that required police to ask anyone for proof of legal presence, as well as regional and state issues.

The show also plans to make stops in Colorado, Ohio, Iowa, and Nevada, all in states with jurisdictions said to be swing counties.